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    Checking Out of 2021: the Year’s Most-Popular Adult Fiction, Movies/TV, and Video Games

    With 2021 winding down, now’s the time to look back on the year’s most-popular hits at DCPL. Checkouts are up across the board from the beginning of the pandemic. Given the challenges of the past year, it’s not surprising that most of the top titles offer some form of escapism to other times, far-off places—or even fantastic, imaginary worlds. Fiction The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah takes the crown for fiction, with almost 200 checkouts.…

    DCPL Staff Holiday Recipes

    Celebrate the season with some of our staffs’ favorite recipes! Casey’s Bacon Wrapped Turkey Roulade 2 cups of favorite stuffing (boxed or homemade)your favorite seasoningsoven-safe baking dish (large and slightly deep to catch drippings)butcher’s string/twinemeat thermometer1 assistant Preheat oven to 400 degrees F Pound turkey breasts with meat tenderizer to get it flat. Prepare stuffing then let cool. Lay out bacon and weave in a lattice method.   Season turkey and bacon with your favorite seasonings.…

    Pearl Harbor 80th Anniversary

    Today marks the 80th anniversary of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor. The attack dismantled 18 warships, destroyed 188 aircraft, killed 2,403 servicemen and women, and leftover 1000 wounded. Often cited as the catalyst for America’s entrance into World War II, the attack on Pearl Harbor not only changed the fate of the United States but the fate of the entire world. Today, we recommend material that will inform readers about the attack and memorialize…

    Stephen Sondheim: In Memoriam

    Stephen Sondheim died on November 26, 2021. As a composer and lyricist, Sondheim’s 70-year career changed the course of musical theater, helping to create classics like West Side Story, Into the Woods, and Sweeney Todd. He modernized the American musical, presenting audiences with fresh, complex themes, all while fearlessly examining the darker side of life. Born in 1930 to wealthy Jewish parents in New York City, Sondheim’s childhood began in a state of psychological neglect.…

    Specters in the Stacks

    Ghosts haunt houses and hotels, asylums and graveyards. But did you know libraries are another favorite un-resting place for the dead? There are dozens of supposedly-haunted libraries around the world. Here are a few, not too far from us, where books aren’t the only occupants of the stacks. Willard Library, Evansville One of the most famous haunted libraries, the Willard Library in Evansville has a long history of unexplained paranormal activity. Just across the river,…

    DCPL Staff Recommended Reads: True Crime

    October is back! With Halloween approaching, it is the best time of the year to dive into a creepy book. If you are looking for something outside of the usual Stephen King novel or the classic H.P. Lovecraft tale, we have selected five non-fiction reads that will surely shock, scare, and educate you. Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eichar In Dead Mountain, documentary filmmaker Donnie Eichar dives into…

    Banned Books Week: Books Unite Us, Censorship Divides Us

    Every year, libraries face challenges to their material. Despite the world of information available at the tap of a key or a swipe of the touchscreen, there are still attempts to censor or limit access to books, movies, programs, and more.

    Five Books About COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been at the forefront of several recent non-fiction releases. These five selections explore several issues surrounding COVID-19 and the ramifications the pandemic has had on society. Every Minute Is a Day: A Doctor, An Emergency Room, and a City Under Siege by Robert Meyer, M.D. and Dan Koeppel In Every Minute Is a Day, Robert Meyer, an E.R. doctor working in the Bronx, relays his experience treating patients with COVID-19 to…

    Ready, Set, Play

    Wednesdays at 10 am, throughout September 2021 In this five-week session, parents and caregivers of toddlers (12-36 months) are encouraged to spend time together, play, and experience art activities. A community resource specialist will be available each week to answer questions. Each family must register in advance by calling the Daviess County Public Library(270) 684-0211 ext. 278 to reserve their spot.

    Free Internet Access During COVID-19

    by Wesley Johnson Several internet services providers are going above and beyond to make sure everyone has access during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. We applaud them for attempting to help make these stressful time a little easier. Comcast is offering low-income households access to their “Internet Essentials” package for free. Normally that costs $9.95 a month. With it, you get speeds “up to” 25 mbps. To apply for a self-install kit (modem & router), visit…

     
     
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